Help Us Save The Great South Bay

 

For future generations

It’s our bay, our heritage — and our legacy. We grew up clamming it, sailing it, swimming in it. Now our bay is sick, and we must heal it, for today and for the future!

Save The Great South Bay is a local 501(c)3 non-profit that actively works to restore the bay, and with that, strengthen our South Shore communities.

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defending our creeks

Our Creek Defenders help the 50 creeks flowing into the Great South Bay move freely by removing debris and monitoring invasive species.

restoring oyster habitat 

Oysters eat murky water for lunch. The Great South Bay Oyster Project restores oysters and their natural filtration capabilities to the Bay. 

Planting bay friendly

We are restoring habitat for local wildlife by putting back what was here long before we were through the Bay Friendly Yards program.

education and advocacy

We connect with the many stakeholders to spread the message that the Bay is but a symptom, it is the mainland which is sick. 

We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

It’s our bay, our heritage — and our legacy. We grew up clamming it, sailing it, swimming in it. Now our bay is sick, and we must heal it, for today and for the future!

Save The Great South Bay is a local 501(c)3 non-profit that advocates for and implements real solutions that will help restore the bay, and with that, strengthen our South Shore communities.

 

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Mother Nature Has Her Eye On Gilgo State Park… And So Should We

Mother Nature Has Her Eye On Gilgo State Park… And So Should We

This Spring the Office of Parks and Recreation replaced 5,000 cubic yards of sand at Gilgo State Park from its hard to obtain emergency reserve.  The beach nourishment enabled the Park to safely open this Spring to the more than 22,000 Recreational Vehicle Access...

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Mahogany Tide Returns to Great South Bay

Mahogany Tide Returns to Great South Bay

As reported by Danielle Campbell, News 12 Long Island on 05/26/21. Parts of Long Island are seeing Mahogany Tide, an algal bloom, very early on in the season this year -- a big problem for fish and shellfish. Word of a mahogany tide showing up on Long Island spread...

Endangered Species Day: Horseshoe Crabs

Endangered Species Day: Horseshoe Crabs

In honor of Endangered Species Day, we welcome world expert John T. Tanacredi as a guest blogger on the perilous future of horseshoe crabs, as seen in the May 20, 2021 edition of the Babylon Beacon. Horseshoe crabs need special protections as they face extinction For...

Bay Friendly Yards: Creating Wildlife Habitat

Bay Friendly Yards: Creating Wildlife Habitat

The typical suburban yard lacks the basic necessities of wildlife habitat, devoid of birds, butterflies and other delightful creatures. These creatures are not only an essential part of local ecosystems but also provide an amazing nature show! What does a butterfly...

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